Recommended Books

Mustafa Center has put together a list of books that will assist one to further their knowledge about Islam.

Categories:

Qur’an Translations

Biography

Belief

Qur’an Translations:

The Qur’an was revealed in the Arabic language. Although the Qur’an contains oceans and oceans of meaning, it hasn’t always been accessible to non-Arabic speakers until about a hundred years ago. However, today there are several good translations of the meanings of the Qur’an. Below are three translations that will definitely assist both the Muslim and non-Muslim to understand the Qur’an better.

The Qur’an: A New Translation. By Dr: Thomas Cleary.

The Qur’an: English Translation and Parallel Arabic Text. By: M.A.S. Abdul Haleem.

The Qur’an with Annotated Interpretation in Modern English. By: Ali Unal.

This translation is very useful for those who would like to have more commentary of the Verses and historical context of what is being read.

 

Biography:

There are many books written in English about the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him). Amongst them there are only a handful that are not only easy to read but also contain accurate historical research based on authentic sources.

Muhammad: A Prophet For Our Time. By: Karen Armstrong.

The Sealed Nectar: By Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri.

Muhammad: Man and Prophet. By: Adil Salahi.

 

Belief

Aqeedah is the arabic term for Islamic Theology or Islamic Belief. Here you can find two important and famous works that straightforwardly discuss what is obligatory for a Muslim to believe.

The Creed of Imam Tahawi. By: Hamza Yusuf

Key to the Garden. By: Habib Ahmad Mashur al-Haddad.